Warners (a publishing company based in Bourne), Business Control Solutions (an IT company in Peterborough) and The Factory Shop (a discount store in Market Deeping) have all selected Anna’s Hope to be their Charity Of The Year. Thank you for the support – much appreciated!
‘This year’s Holiday on Ice show ‘Tropicana’, at the Peterborough Exec, was a great success,’ said Carole Hughes from Anna’s Hope. ‘It was a fantastic show with wonderful world class skating set to the music from Barry Manilow. Once again thanks to the generous support from Holiday on Ice , Anna’s Hope was able to provide local children who have a brain tumour and their families with a fun night out and a break from their treatment. It is special that through our continued connection with Holiday on Ice we are able to do this. Feedback from the children and their parents makes it all worthwhile. This year lots of the children dressed up in fairy dresses and got their photograph taken with Olympic Gold medal Ice Skater and Dancing on Ice Judge Robin Cousins. We are proud to say Robin is a friend and a life long supporter of Anna’s Hope. He took time out of his busy schedule last year to visit Addenbrookes with me to meet some of the children on the ward and has a lovely caring rapport with the children and their parents.’
‘The event was a great fundraising success. Robin presented the charity with a cheque for £1000 from Holiday on Ice and an amazing £4000 was collected by the Anna’s Hope Fairies from the generous public. On behalf of Anna’s Hope I want to express my thanks to Holiday on Ice, all those who visited the show and the volunteers who braved the snow to help me. Every penny raised will go directly towards funding the charities aims.’
Anna’s Mummy, & On Behalf of Anna’s Hope
Robin Cousins MBE – The Olympic Skating Champion and Head Judge on ITV’s Dancing On Ice
Meeting the dedicated Anna’s Hope nurse and some of the family’s who are benefitting from this wonderful charity was very special and it is heartening to know that from one families grief others can take comfort and as long as Carole is around in her fairy outfit, people will know Anna’s Hope is there for them. I am delighted to be a friend and lifelong supporter of Anna’s Hope.”
This Christmas, support Anna’s Hope, the East of England’s leading children’s brain tumour charity, by sending our beautiful Christmas Cards to your friends and family. The image, ‘Wooden Toy Soldier’, was an original artwork of oil on paper by Emily Morgan, a year 12 student at The Peterborough School, Peterborough.
The message inside the card simply reads ‘Season’s Greetings’ and the card is sized 21cm x 15cm.
A pack of five cards and envelopes is just £5, with postage & packaging costs at:
1-2 packs = £2
3-5 packs = £2.50
6-10 packs = £5
Please send cheques (to Anna’s Hope) to: Hunters Hill, Lattimers Paddock, Pilsgate, Stamford, Lincs. PE9 3HL
At the Spirit of Christmas Fair 2-6 November 2011, Birchcraft are organising a raffle to raise funds for the charity Anna’s Hope.
Birchcraft are launching their support of Anna’s Hope Charity at the Spirit of Christmas Fair this year.
The raffle being held on the Birchcraft stand at the Spirit of Christmas Fair aims to raise much needed funds for the charity and entrants will have the opportunity to win the first prize of a £50 gift voucher and a second prize of a stocking filled with Birchcraft Christmas decorations. Birchcraft are exhibiting at the fair to showcase their handcrafted range of Christmas decorations including the new Scandinavian range. The new wooden crafted Nordic Christmas decorations are subtle, stylish and pretty with cool white, blue and red, including reindeer, garlands, gift tags and cards.
Co-owner Carol Smith commented “We’re looking forward to the fair meeting our customers and all visitors to the stand will be able to purchase our ever popular ‘goody bags’ and there will be some additional christmas cake decorations which were not available last year. We are really keen to raise funds for a local based charity, Anna’s Hope and we’re launching a raffle which visitors can by tickets from our stand.”
Thank you to everyone who took part in this years Great Eastern Run Half Marathon and Junior Challenge.
Over 300 took part this year and it was wonderful to see everyone waving the Anna’s Hope Flags. This year everyone pulled out the stops when it came to Fancy Dress, in addition to fairies we had smurfs, sumo wrestlers and various cartoon characters.
This year Anna’s Mummy Carole Hughes ran with Anna’s Hope Nurse, Alison Mitchell and Harry Taylor from Addenbrookes Children’s Cancer ward.
Carole and Anna’s Hope Nurse, Alison Mitchell, challenge you to get fit and raise funds for Anna’s Hope!
Dance Group Jem’s Hip Hop to ‘hip hop’ their way around Great Eastern Run Junior Challenge (pic by Stamford Mercury).